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GraLab Model 300 Electro-Mechanical Darkroom Timer - 120V/60/Hz

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GraLab Model 300 Electro-Mechanical Darkroom Timer

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Even in total darkness you can read the minutes and seconds on GraLab's Model 300 Darkroom Timer. It is used in industrial/commercial photo labs, graphic arts, printing, hobbyist darkrooms and is probably the most popular darkroom timer of all time.

Set by seconds, minutes or a combination of the two, GraLab's exclusive dual-cam system gives you exact timing over long intervals.

Two, three-wire receptacles can control an enlarger or printer and safelight with a combination time/focus switch.

Rubber base pads, wall mounting keyholes and a recessed hand grip on the 7-1/2" x 7-1/2" x 2-1/2" polycarbonate case give you multiple placement choices.

Plastic boot over power switch prevents corrosion from chemicals or water
Buzzer automatically signals end of cycle
Large 6.5" diameter face with easy-to-read glow in the dark numerals
Three wire grounded cord
Model 300 withstands high impact, resists chemicals and moisture, and is electrically nonconductive.
UPC: 782365000368
Time Range 1sec-59mins/59secs.
Maximum Wattage (Load) 600w
Maximum Resistive Load 1200w
Number of Outlets Two
Audible Options Buzzer automatically signals end of cycle
Memory None
Display Large numerals, visible in dark
Auto Reset No
Foot Switch No
Voltage 120V/60Hz (Available in 220v/50Hz)
Dimensions 7.5 x 7.5 x 2.5" (191 x 191 x 63.5 mm)
Weight Not available
Specialties Table or wall mountable
Packaging Info
Package Weight 2.55 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.047 x 9.291 x 5.354"
GraLab Model 300 Electro-Mechanical Darkroom Timer - 120V/60/Hz
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    GraLabModel 300 Electro-Mechanical Darkroom Timer
     
    4.2

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (5)

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      (4)

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      (1)

    90%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Consistent reactions (5)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Developing (6)
    • Enlarging (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (3), Pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (8)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Just as I'd remembered

    Tired of all things digital, especially photo software, I decided to set up a small darkroom and break out my old OM1s, so ordered a whole kit from BH including the GraLab. I...Read complete review

    Tired of all things digital, especially photo software, I decided to set up a small darkroom and break out my old OM1s, so ordered a whole kit from BH including the GraLab. I had other timer choices, but remembered the ease and comfort of the big timer's glow back in the days I processed and printed all over the world.
    Overall, I'm not disappointed, although this model has a lot more plastic than the older ones and is a little "slicker" in design which results in a beveled case which makes it sit with a slight downward tilt.
    On the positive side, it does exactly what I expected and appears to be very accurate and certainly easy and intuitive to use--great when you're really busy or new to darkroom work.
    On the negative, it has a real cheesy on/off switch with a little plastic splash cover that makes the switch difficult to operate. I can't see the reason for this as the other switches have no covers and the device is certainly not water resistant. Additionally I've had trouble with the too-loud alarm making a buzzing sound even when turned all the way down. Both problems were easy to fix.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Almost unusable due to buzzer

    Very disappointed with this purchase. Attention: the current model of this timer has no on-off switch or volume control for the buzzer. And it is blood-curdlingly loud. As expected, the safelight goes...Read complete review

    Very disappointed with this purchase. Attention: the current model of this timer has no on-off switch or volume control for the buzzer. And it is blood-curdlingly loud. As expected, the safelight goes on and the enlarger goes off at the end of the timer cycle, but you'll need to turn off the power switch to shut off the buzzer so you'll be in the dark. In other words the safelight outlet is useless because the buzzer caqn't be controlled. I emailed gra lab tech support to see if there was a way to limit the buzzer duration or disable it altogether. I never heard back. A shame because I grew up with these timers and had a high regard for the company. I think the model recently changed which could be why other reviewers had a better experience.

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    5.0

    GraLab is the industry standard in the darkroom!

    By Darrell

    from Santa Cruz California

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easily Cleaned

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Developing
      • Enlarging
      • Photography
      • Printing

      Comments about GraLab Model 300 Electro-Mechanical Darkroom Timer:

      I needed another GraLab timer and B&H is the place to go and get it! GraLab is always consistent and reliable, I still have and use my first GraLab timer which I purchased in 1974!

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      • No

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      5.0

      Classic Standard

      By MM

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Operate
      • Easy to use
      • Sturdy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Developing
        • Enlarging

        Comments about GraLab Model 300 Electro-Mechanical Darkroom Timer:

        This is used with a Beseler enlarger for printing, in addition to timing various development stages. It is simple to use, the large numbers easy to read in any darkroom condition.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Works well but buzzer too loud

        By Ellen

        from Virginia

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about GraLab Model 300 Electro-Mechanical Darkroom Timer:

        Using with a UV light box for platinum/palladium printing. Model 300 has 3-prong outlet needed for my light box. Works as described. Buzzer cannot be turned off or turned down and is overly loud. Shipped quickly, well packed, instructions easy to follow.

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        • No

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        1.0

        Almost unusable due to buzzer

        By jim photog

        from CT

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Comments about GraLab Model 300 Electro-Mechanical Darkroom Timer:

        Very disappointed with this purchase. Attention: the current model of this timer has no on-off switch or volume control for the buzzer. And it is blood-curdlingly loud. As expected, the safelight goes on and the enlarger goes off at the end of the timer cycle, but you'll need to turn off the power switch to shut off the buzzer so you'll be in the dark. In other words the safelight outlet is useless because the buzzer caqn't be controlled. I emailed gra lab tech support to see if there was a way to limit the buzzer duration or disable it altogether. I never heard back. A shame because I grew up with these timers and had a high regard for the company. I think the model recently changed which could be why other reviewers had a better experience.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        The best timer

        By Patou

        from Quebec,Canada

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Consistent Reactions

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Developing

          Comments about GraLab Model 300 Electro-Mechanical Darkroom Timer:

          Its the best timer out there!!!!!!
          I use it for developping B&W films,works perfectly.....

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Great for x-ray lab film processing

          By Quality Inspector

          from Kansas City, MO

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Consistent Reactions
          • Durable
          • Easy to read
          • Easy to use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Developing
            • Industrial X-ray

            Comments about GraLab Model 300 Electro-Mechanical Darkroom Timer:

            This is a great darkroom timer for industrial x-ray film processing. High quality, easy to use & read, and durable. A "must have" for the lab. I've recommended it to several colleagues.

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            • No

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            5.0

            does what it is supposed to do.

            By gg

            from buffalo ny

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Reactions

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Developing
              • Enlarging
              • Photography
              • Printing

              Comments about GraLab Model 300 Electro-Mechanical Darkroom Timer:

              Perfect, just like the one I used un school.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Sturdy and useful

              By Comic Erik Tanouye

              from Brooklyn, NY

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about GraLab Model 300 Electro-Mechanical Darkroom Timer:

              I bought this for use on stage at a theater in NYC rather than a darkroom, so it gets a lot of wear and tear, but is holding up very well so far. It features a nice readable display, an adjustable buzzer sound, and an outlet for plugging in a bulb to go off when the timer is done. It's easy to use, as well.

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Just as I'd remembered

              By Mike

              from Little Rock, AR

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Reactions
              • Very easy to use

              Cons

              • Onoff switch hard to ope

              Best Uses

              • Developing
              • Enlarging

              Comments about GraLab Model 300 Electro-Mechanical Darkroom Timer:

              Tired of all things digital, especially photo software, I decided to set up a small darkroom and break out my old OM1s, so ordered a whole kit from BH including the GraLab. I had other timer choices, but remembered the ease and comfort of the big timer's glow back in the days I processed and printed all over the world.
              Overall, I'm not disappointed, although this model has a lot more plastic than the older ones and is a little "slicker" in design which results in a beveled case which makes it sit with a slight downward tilt.
              On the positive side, it does exactly what I expected and appears to be very accurate and certainly easy and intuitive to use--great when you're really busy or new to darkroom work.
              On the negative, it has a real cheesy on/off switch with a little plastic splash cover that makes the switch difficult to operate. I can't see the reason for this as the other switches have no covers and the device is certainly not water resistant. Additionally I've had trouble with the too-loud alarm making a buzzing sound even when turned all the way down. Both problems were easy to fix.

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              (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Good Timer for the Darkroom

              By The Photographer

              from Daytona Beach

              About Me Professional

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Consistent Reactions

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Enlarging

                Comments about GraLab Model 300 Electro-Mechanical Darkroom Timer:

                I had used the GraLab timer for about 4 months before I found one that I liked better.

                I had no problem seeing the time in the dark and the cord fit into my enlarger fine. Also kept accurate time.

                It is a decent timer. The replacement I found was more aesthetically appealing to me.

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